At this point some readers may challenge the columnist's credentials to elaborate on the subject of Existentialism. If a man chooses to call himself an expert on Existentialism; isn't that sufficient? Isn't a self-proclaimed expert on Existentialism a walking, talking personification of the philosophy of "to do is to be"? Would it be better to get a philosophy professor from CalBerkeley to fact check this column? Wouldn't that be a repudiation of the Republican/Existentialist heroic reliance on the code of self determination? "If I say this beach is safe to surf; it's safe to surf!"
It was best said in some graffiti from the Sixties:
Camus: "To do is to be."
Sartre: "To be is to do."
Sinatra: "To be, do be, do."
Now, the disk jockey will play Edith Piaf's "Non, je ne regretted rien" (Bush's theme song?), Les Baxter's "Poor People of Paris," and Bobby Darren's "Mack the Knife." It's time for us to cut out. Have a "le jazz hot" type week.